As far as deals go, I’d say $200 is a pretty low price to pay for someone deactivating their Facebook account for five months — even if you’re 14-years old.
Boston’s Rachel Baier signed a “Facebook Deactivation Agreement” with her father. The contract states if she remains off the Facebook grid from Feb. 4 to June 26 3013 then her dad will pay her $200. If she lasts until April 15, she’ll still get $50. She even gave her dad the password to her account so he could change the password and deactivate it.
Her dad, Paul Baier, posted the photo on his blog Practical Sustainability.
There’s a bit of disagreement in the ANDPOP office over whether $200 would be worth the five month hiatus. Would you do it?
Lizzy Caplan, she of Mean Girls and Bachelorette and MY DREAMS, stars in a hilarious parody of a stereotypical Fashion Film called…. Fashion Film. Well, what did you expect? It’s a stereotype. The Matthew Frost-directed video has her prancing through fields while wearing a magical flower crown and showing off all her cool vintage/antique finds. She practically whispers in her poetic voiceover that’s basically written by the people at Pinterest.
While hilarious, they make an excellent point about how stereotypical “deep” fashion films can be and how people aspire to this aesthetic lifestyle just because we’re told to.
I think the Twitterati unanimously agreed on Sunday that Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance was dayam hawt and we should probably all consider her our personal spirit guide. So it’s pretty hard to believe that any PR person would be unhappy with the reaction — even if there were a few unflattering images of Bey floating around online. I mean, she’s human right?! Who among us doesn’t have a photo where we’re half blinking, drooling or in the midst of a complicated dance move?
Shortly after the game, Buzzfeed posted a few unflattering images of the singer, before being contacted by her PR person who requested the site take them down. Naturally, this led to a follow-up article, more brutal than the first, called ”Beyonce’s Publicist Asks BuzzFeed To Remove ‘Unflattering’ Photos.”
While the photos were silly in the first place (why are we soothed by unflattering images?) it’s PR 101 that asking for something be removed will result in further publication. Just check out the Streisand Effect. [Source]
A couple days ago some teenagers demonstrated the “Harlem Shake,” only reinforcing that I really don’t want to know what guys do in their free time. YouTuber abletonmatt was so inspired by their dancing he decided to upload his own version of Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” which basically involves him doing the exact opposite of the rowdy teenagers, namely, he does absolutely nothing.
While silly cat videos and epic fails have their LOL moments, many videos on the internet have a whole other side that’s magical and inspiring. Imagine a wakeboarder doing a flawless midair jump in slow motion with the soft waves rolling behind him. Dancers strapped in LED lights doing parkour through a night market. Two adorable twin babies nodding their heads to their dad’s guitar. This compilation mashes together the very best of the internet from 2012 and it makes me want to take up some extreme sport and be all badass.
Imagine if you were chilling out on a bench at the mall when two guys start talking sketchily around you about a supposed drug deal. “You want some pot?” one of them asks. “It’s grade-A, homegrown.” Just when you think he’s going to reach into his bag for the drugs and cops are going to burst through the windows to cuff anyone in a mile radius, he pulls out a cooking pot.
You know, sometimes finding cheap teflon pots is so tough you have to go to the underground guys…
Leave it to online bloggers to ask the hard hitting questions. Journalists from Buzzfeed, Reddit, Huffington Post and Gawker go to a Washington press conference in this hilarious parody by blandhackpictures. They can ask the president’s PR person anything they want about international and domestic issues but settle on Zooey Deschanel, cute animal videos and Bronies.
Here’s your daily pick-me-up: An entire compilation devoted to Ellen Degeneres laughing. To celebrate her 1600th show, the talk show host re-laughed at some of the best unexpected moments of her cracking up. You have to stick around to the end to see the woman who’s so afraid of falling into Ellen’s dunk tank that she makes the weirdest/best squeals of life.
Steve-O, self-described asshole, remembers the exact year he started skateboarding. It was 1985 and he had just seen Michael J Fox in Back To The Future, with his grandma. The Killer Karaoke host then started filming his skateboarding progression, using a camera his dad won. Right there folks, are the very roots of Jackass.
In part two of his Small Talk interview with ANDPOP’s Simon Mohos, he tells us all about how skateboarding weeds out the weaklings (“Even good kids are bad kids because every year by nature you’re vandalizing everything”) and that time he toured with the circus.
This “ExtremeLation” compilation posted on CompilarizTV showcases some of the most impressive athletes in extreme sports. While part of it makes me feel totally inferior with my lack of coordination, flexibility and strength, it also makes me amazed at what we’re capable of. The scenes are breathtaking — skydivers flying through beautiful green pastures and kayakers breaking through huge waves. While I won’t be jumping off a huge, powdery slope anytime soon, a girl can dream!
I’m pretty partial to any decent Britney Spears cover (remember Glee’s “You Drive Me Crazy?!”) but Heather Brave’s “Oops I Did It Again” adds a cute twist to the sexpot anthem. The acoustic take of the song combined with the extra cheery/minimalist music video give the lyrics an ironic twist.
According to MTV’s Buzzworthy, Heather’s one of the latest additions to SRP Music Group, run by the guys who discovered Rihanna. I’m hoping to hear more from this 16-year-old singer, who has done a few other covers on her Soundcloud page.
This is terrifying, absolutely terrifying. auxtelevision put together a supercut of Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger throwing his head back and screaming like a rock star demon. If someone turns this into a 10-hour continuous loop I’m pretty sure it will be the end of us.
To celebrate Grand Central Terminal’s 100th birthday, ImprovEverywhere surprised commuters with a celebration of lights that night. Equipped with a variety of LED flashlights and camera flashes, performers appeared unannounced along three floors of windows, creating a shower of light for the commuters and tourists.
Previously, the group hosted a no pants subway ride in NYC.
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I’ve had hours of fun taking selfies using the trippy carnival camera on my Macbook but I’d never considered the hilarity of inviting my cat to join in the fun. While I’m not sure the experiment is considered “fun” by this adorable cat the video willprobably make you snort laugh.
Do you remember the first time you ever went on a train or subway and the world seemed so magical?! As you grow up, you lose that sense of wonderment, watching the town go by as you ride along but I’m always reminded of it when I see kids go on their first adventures. Madeline’s dream was to go on a train ride and her wish came through on her third birthday!!
Sometimes it’s just the simple things in life that are important! Imagine if we were all entertained by a simple train ride for a birthday outing?